I loved to create black magic as a child. Before you start a witch hunt, I don’t mean the malevolent type. My “black magic” involves crayons and paper and toothpicks. Black magic may not be the most appropriate name, but I assure you that this type of black magic is very kid friendly.
I don’t remember the last time I used crayons for any craft project, but when I pulled out my craft / card-making supplies yesterday, I discovered a box of crayons that had never been opened. All my childhood memories of creating black magic masterpieces came rushing back to me and I decided to create a black magic card.
Interested in trying your hand at the “dark” art of black magic? I’ll show you how…
- Crayons (make sure you have a black one!)
- An object with a point like a toothpick or skewer
Draw a shape and color it in. You can draw a design with pictures (like I did with the flowers for my card). Or, you can create a rectangle or square to use as your canvas (like I did below).
Black magic works best if you mix in lots of colors in random designs. Strips of color also work well.
Find your black crayon and start coloring over the colored design you just created. You need to press hard and go over the design several times until the black covers up most of the color. (Warning: Black magic uses up your black crayons pretty quickly! Instead of buying a new box of crayons just to get another black crayon, we used to buy the large crayons (8-pack) that are designed for younger kids and toddlers)
This is the fun part…find a sharp object (toothpicks or skewers work well) and draw/scratch your design with the pointed object.
Have you ever tried black magic? Do you have a more appropriate name for it? Is Google going to surprise people by bringing them to a craft blog when they’re searching for”black magic”?